Sandymoor School and OAT logos

Welcome to the consultation website for the proposed transfer of Sandymoor School to Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT).

Since September we have achieved so much on our journey, thanks to the support we have received from the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) and Mrs Humby, former Executive Principal of Ormiston Chadwick Academy and Regional Director for the North for OAT, to raise standards throughout the school. Our wonderful parents and carers have remained loyal and our staff have not waivered under the significant pressure, and our recent Ofsted report is a testament to this.

The future of Sandymoor School is very bright, and we feel in order to secure long term sustainability, appropriate challenge and support for the school, we need to become part of a larger network of schools locally and nationally.

Ormiston Academies Trust has been chosen as our preferred sponsor and already has a successful base in the North region that strongly supports and reflects the values and ethos of our school. We believe OAT the best fit for our school and will enable the school to move forward whilst retaining our Sandymoor identity.

We are excited about the opportunity for the school to begin engaging at a regional and national level. It promises to offer much for all the school community in terms of improvements, development, outcomes and we know that students, families, staff, governors and the wider community will be richer for it.

Sally Jones
Principal, Sandymoor School